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message 1: by Keith, Club Moderator (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:09AM) (new)

Keith | 595 comments Mod
Sharing the analysis of my 2017 Year in Review for Reading. FYI

2017 Book Year in Review
Summary: This was a banner year of reading for me where I broke my record for the most books read in a year for me. I experienced works by authors from three originating languages I had never read before: Dutch, Korean and Romanian. That bring me to 21 different foreign languages all-time that I've read translations of, improving my international perspective. Other highlights were that I read 16 major award-winning books, three poetry books, as well as 5 books longer than 1,000 pages, all records for me in a year. Overall, I had a lot of fun this year reading, and am very much looking forward to continuing the adventures in 2018!

Stats:
Total number of books read: 79 (target 65)
Total number of pages 32,808 (target 26,000)
Average length: 415 (target 400)
Women authors: 46% (target minimum 50%)
Original language non-English: 24% (target 20%)
Pre-20th century books: 20% (target 15%)
Classics: 20% (target 20%)

Breakdown:
Shortest book: The Yellow Wallpaper (82 pages)
Longest book: Essays of Montaigne (1,344 pages)
Oldest book: If not, Winter (7th century BC)
Newest book: Artemis (Nov 14, 2017)

Age distribution:
7th century BC: 1
5th century: 1
6th century: 1
8th century: 1
10th century: 1
11th century: 1
12th century: 1
13th century: 1
15th century: 1
16th century: 1
19th century: 6
20th century: 31
21st century: 32

Genre distribution:
business: 1
classic: 16
fiction: 30
horror: 3
mystery: 3
non-fiction: 8
philosophy: 4
poetry: 3
science: 2
scifi: 8
thriller: 1

Foreign languages (translated):
chinese: 1
dutch: 1 (1st time)
french: 2
german: 2
greek: 1
japanese: 2
korean: 2 (1st time)
latin: 1
romanian: 1 (1st time)
russian: 5
sanskrit: 1

Award winners:
The Tiger's Wife - British Orange Prize for Fiction 2011
The Underground Railroad - National Book Award for Fiction 2016
Interpreter of Maladies - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2000
The World According to Garp - National Book Award for Fiction 1979
Quicksilver - Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel - 2004
The Guns of August - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 1963
Gone with the Wind - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Award 1937
The Fixer - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Award 1967
The Sympathizer - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016
Washington: A Life - Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2011
Wit - Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1999
Life and Times of Michael K - Man Booker Prize 1983
The Conservationist - Man Booker Prize 1974
The Vegetarian - Man Booker International Prize 2016
Perdido Street Station - Arthur C. Clarke for Best Novel 2001
Motherless Brooklyn - National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1999


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Cari (mambaitaliana) | 327 comments Mod
Way to go!


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